Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist noted for the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has been called "The Great American Novel") and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among many other books. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and he spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before finding fame as a writer.
Mark Twain: Five Novels (Library of Essential Writers Series)by Mark Twain, Michael J. Kiskis (Introduction)
Famous during his lifetime as a humorist and for his incandescent social commentary and satire, Mark Twain is most often thought of today as a novelist whose precise language and strong characters introduce readers to issues of individual freedom and community responsibility. Twain's best-known novels - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and Pudd'nhead Wilson - are landmarks of literature that continue to entertain modern readers with their wit and insight into the American experience of the nineteenth century.
As popular in their day as they remain still, the five novels in this literary omnibus are tales for the ages that testify to the genius of Mark Twain.
Mark Twain: Five Novels is part of Barnes & Noble's Library of Essential Writers. Each title in the series presents the finest works - complete and unabridged - from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hard-back editions. Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer's life and works.
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- November 30, 1835
- Date of Death:
- April 21, 1910
- Place of Birth:
- Florida, Missouri
- Place of Death:
- Redding, Connecticut
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I have to admit that Twain is my favorite author so I'm a little biased. These stories are timeless. I laugh harder every time I read them.